Howson waiting to hear the right offer for Nash

Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson continues to talk and listen. With the NHL trade deadline looming next Monday, Howson hasn’t heard what he wants to hear.

“We’re waiting for the right deals,” Howson said. “We’re getting closer. But we’re not there yet.”

The Blue Jackets have two of the higher-profile forwards on the market. They’re listening to offers for captain Rick Nash and openly shopping Jeff Carter.

Howson has met with Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren and Toronto GM Brian Burke in the past week to discuss possibilities, but Boston, Los Angeles and the New York Rangers also are said to be interested in Nash and/or perhaps others on the Jackets’ roster.

The market is slow, Howson acknowledged, but all it takes is one deal to accelerate an arms race.

If the Bruins, second in the Eastern Conference standings, make a deal for a forward, the first-place Rangers or fifth-place Flyers could be forced to up the ante.

2 Responses to Howson waiting to hear the right offer for Nash

  1. lukeleim says:

    Trade Deadline Trade Rick Nash, Curtis Sandford and Fedor Tyutin to the Los Angeles Kings for Drew Doughty, Jonathan Bernier and Kyle Clifford. Trade Jeff Carter to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Tim Connolly, Nazem Kadri and Keith Aulie. Waive Mark Letestu. Waive Steve Mason. Trade Vaclav Prospal to the NY Rangers for the Rangers’ second round draft pick of 2012. Trade Antoine Vermette to the Ottawa Senators for Jim O’Brien Off-Season                                                                 Pick Nail Yakupov in first round Pick Thomas Wilson in first round Resign Derek Dorsett three-year contract for $3.6 million. Resign Ryan Russell two-year contract for 1.1 million. Resign Jared Boll one-year contract for $800,000 Sign Ales Hemsky three-year contract for $14.4 million. Sign Travis Moen three-year contract for $4.8 million. Sign Jonas Gustavsson one-year contract for $1 million.   Nail Yakupov – Ryan Johansen – Ales Hemsky R.J. Umberger – Derick Brassard – Nazem Kadri Travis Moen – Tim Connolly – Kyle Clifford Derek Dorsett – Colton Gillies/Jim O’Brien – Jared Boll/Ryan Russell Drew Doughty – Marc Methot James Wisniewski – Keith Aulie Grant *****some/Nikita Nikitin – John Moore/David Savard Jonathan Bernier Jonas Gustavsson

  2. thisgamewelose says:

    ". Trade Vaclav Prospal to the NY Rangers for the Rangers’ second round draft pick of 2012."

    Lol, we let him go to get him back for a second? No Thanks!

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